Antique launches 4Ps radio program



THE GRADUATES. Household representatives from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino (4Ps) program march during their graduation ceremony in Anini-y, Antique on March 25, 2021. More households are expected to graduate from 4Ps this month, announced Tuesday (April ) the Ministry of Social Welfare and Development. 6, 2021). (ANP photo by Annabel Consuelo J. Petinglay)

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antiquity – The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino (4Ps) program of the Department of Social Protection and Development (DSWD) will soon launch the Family Development Session (FDS) on air in the province of Antique.

In an interview on Tuesday, 4Ps-Antique provincial coordinator Jeffrey Gabucay said they hope to launch FDS on Air by next month.

“We are exploiting other means of providing the SDF during this pandemic and that would be to have a radio show once a month at Antique,” ​​Gabucay said.

He added that the FDS, a component of the 4Ps program aimed at instilling responsible parenthood and other values ​​in its beneficiaries, would be addressed by workers in Pantawid hosting the program in the local dialect of the Antiqueños.

“We have (the) FDS module, which will be translated into the local dialect to make it understandable for our beneficiaries,” he said.

Gabucay said that at this time, they have yet to identify which radio station would broadcast the program as they are still researching which stations to partner with.

Meanwhile, he said they had tentatively scheduled the other 4P beneficiary households’ graduation from Antique pending confirmation from local government units (LGUs).

“There are six LGUs that already have provisional 4P graduation schedules,” Gabucay said.

These are Sebaste with 40 household graduates, Pandan with 46 and Caluya with 28, all provisionally on April 12.

The other LGUs are Laua-an with 42 households graduating on April 13, Belison with 12 on April 18 and Barbaza with 43 on April 20.

“We still don’t have a tentative schedule for the other LGUs,” he said.

On March 25, a simple graduation ceremony was held for 32 households in the town of Anini-y, the first graduates of the program in the Western Visayas.

“These households that will graduate are those who no longer have children to look after,” he said.

Households graduate or leave the program if their children have already completed high school or are already over 19 and no longer covered by the program, Gabucay added. (ANP)


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